What is a Profile?
Using TIG profiles as an entry point, this activity explores a broader theme of “profiling” to enable students to examine how they present themselves, as well as cultural perceptions and biases within themselves, their peers, and their community.
Students will read TIG profiles and Member Stories, with the objective of better understanding others’ perspectives to critically reflect and write about their own identity.
Time Required: Students should spend at least 30 minutes completing this activity on their own. Additional time will be needed to participate in the facilitated discussions.
-Learn how to create their TIGed profile
-Navigate the “Make Connections” and "Explore te World" sections of TakingITGlobal.org
1. Return to the Member Story read for the first activity. Click on the person’s name to read his or her TIG profile. You may also want to click on the country name to visit the Country Page and learn more about where the member is from. Make a note of new information you learn about this person, and his or her country or culture, from reading the profile.
2. Click on the “My TIG” tab at the top of the page, and go to “Edit Profile” on the upper left side. Complete your member profile. Do not worry about filling in all the information for each section. Think about what information about yourself you would like to share with the class, community, and what you want to tell other TakingITGlobal community members about yourself.
3. Post a second blog entry with 2-3 sentences about the new information you learned from reading and creating TIG profiles.
4. Also participate in the Class Discussion Forum to share your thoughts on the Question: How does what you write about yourself represent the neighborhood, city, or country you come from?
This is the second of three activities in the lesson, "Who Am I?"
Note that the process is written for students, so it can be added directly to a virtual classroom as an assignment!
computers with Internet access TIGed virtual classroom with student blogs and discussion boards enabled
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